Scene News: Northeast Party House to launch Chasers’ Three Eight Six on Friday July 6

High-energy party starters *Northeast Party House* have moved on from
warehouse parties in Melbourne’s inner city to national festival closers.
Northeast have built a loyal fan base around two self-produced,
guitar-driven, dance-heavy LPs “Any Given Weekend” and “Dare” which has
seen the band tour constantly in their home country as well as
internationally, playing sold out headline concerts and showcase events at
The Great Escape (UK), CMJ (NY) and Culture Collide (LA).

Punk rockers *Amyl & the Sniffers* were originally announced to perform,
however due to scheduling issues have postponed as the group is currently
on a breakout tour of the UK, USA and Canada with King Gizzard and the
Lizard Wizard.

Melbourne’s status as the live music capital of the world is set to receive
a boost with the announcement that Chasers nightspot in Chapel St South
Yarra will be hosting international and national live touring acts,
stand-up comedy and cabaret under the live brand Three Eight Six.

Chasers located on Chapel St in South Yarra has undergone an extensive
refit to provide Melbourne music fans and Australian concert promoters with
an important mid-sized venue as Three Eight Six, that will allow the finest
in Australian and international talent to continue to play in this city.

Sam Hibbins, State Parliament Member for Prahran welcomes the addition,
“Live music is absolutely essential to the vibrancy of Chapel Street. I’m
thrilled that live music will be returning to Chasers, no doubt adding to
Chapel St’s reputation as one of Melbourne’s great entertainment

Chasers has been operating as a night club for almost 40 years and is one
of Melbourne’s most loved venues with a 24 hour licence. In the late 1980s
through to the late 1990s the iconic venue and night spot hosted many live
music concerts including Sonic Youth, The Church, Hunters & Collectors, You
Am I and Regurgitator, as well as some of Melbourne’s most popular and
enduring club nights including Hard ‘n’ Fast on Wednesdays and Delirium on

Live events can cater up to 700 people standing or 300 seated. A D&B PA
system has been installed by JPJ Audio, lighting has been updated and a new
stage has been installed. The venue has a 24 hour licence and an overall
capacity to hold up to 900 people. The current iconic Saturday club night
“Poof Doof” will continue, however the other six nights a week are open to
host events and live music as Three Eight Six. Behind Chasers’ Three Eight
Six is experienced Melbourne live music operators Warren Amster and Neil
Wedd working closely with owners Martha Tasmis and Pat Dromi.

Patrick Donovan, CEO of Music Victoria, the peak body for contemporary
music welcomed the announcement by Chasers. “Melbourne is well served by a
brilliant collection of live music venues – the recently released Melbourne
Live Music Census concluded that we have more venues per capita than
anywhere in the world. But most of these are based in the CBD or north of
the river, and music fans south of the river are crying out for more live
music opportunities. A flexible venue that can cater for 700 standing or
300 seated will be in great demand by promoters, agents and bands. Chasers
has a proud tradition of supporting contemporary music, and I enjoyed
seeing many bands at its weekly rock night Outlaw Hard N Fast. Even Mick
Jagger turned up one night to check out the talent. This venue will fill
one of the key missing pieces in the Victorian live music jigsaw puzzle.’’

*Tickets to Northeast Party House at 3hree 8ight 6ix go on sale from Oztix
9am today.*